Monday, January 19, 2009

My weekend

My friend Barb and her son came down for a visit this weekend. We had a great time talking and just hanging around. Even though it was the coldest few days ever, we rode on the 4 wheeler.

Barb also brought down some chickens she was going to take to the auction. She had 5 hens who had been eating their own eggs, so she was going to sell them. I just happen to have way too many roosters and needed some hens. So, I decided to try and keep them. My chickens free-range. My hope is, that since they'll have so much else to do, besides being cooped up, that they won't eat their eggs down here. I may be wrong, but at least I'll have tried.

There are 4 black sex-links and one Easter Egger. One of my roosters is in the picture too. He has taken a liking to them. The hens are about a year older and their eggs are way bigger than the eggs we usually get. The one in the middle is from one of the new girls.

We also found a new auction to go to. This one sells all kinds of things right before the livestock. I went in search of more hens. Auctions make me nervous, though. I don't know what to bid, and can't decide if I should bid on this or that. Anyway, we brought home 2 new hens. Here's a picture of one of them. The other one has been a little scared, and was hiding under the coop.


Tatersmama said...

Hey, those are some gorgeous girls!
I'm still hoping to get some chickens before too long, but have to get the yard in order yet.

You're lucky to have "roaming room".

Anonymous said...

I love your chickens. In fact, I'm kind of jealous. I wish we could have some, but I think our neighbors would protest. Someday...

Anonymous said...

Hello, Congratulations on your new hens and to the hens for having a free range home. Prince is a very handsome Rooster. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

Seeing the picture of you and Barb on the 4 wheeler reminded me how much I miss my friend Cheryl and how much fun we used to have.

Candace said...

Hi Nancy-
Cool, can't have too many hens now can we?
Good for you- hope they behave!
Thanks for visiting my blog, it was causing some trouble for me, so it had to go. I may start over, don't know.
I'll keep in touch!

Nancy M. said...

Candace, I will miss reading your posts! I hope you'll still visit. Let me know if you decide to start a new blog up.

Farmhouse Blessings said...

Love the chickens! Just be careful, I was reading that egg eating chickens will teach the others to eat eggs too. But I think you're right, free ranging will keep them too busy to think about eggs!

Your new hen is so pretty. Love her colors.